About Messac

Messac’s central location allows you to easily reach a number of Brittany’s top highlights. The coastal town of La Roche-Bernard is 10.5hrs to the south where you can sample the region’s famous oysters. It is also our closest base to Josselin (17.5hrs from Messac) with its iconic castle that sweeps majestically down to the water’s edge. Or, you can head north to busy Rennes (8.5hrs), Brittany’s capital city.

From Messac it is:

  • 28hrs (57 locks) to our base in Dinan (closed for the rest of 2020 but free Le Boat moorings are still available)

What you get on the base

Facilities

Toilets and showers will be closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding. Customers should use facilities on board their boats.

Wifi

Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Prepare for your departure' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.

 

Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking - (see 'Travel info' tab)

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Wifi packs

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue and Thu: 10am – 4pm. Sun: Closed

Address

Le Boat Messac, Port de Plaisance
36, rue de la Résistance
F – 35480 GUIPRY-MESSAC
France

Telephone

+33 (0) 299 346 011

Travel to Messac

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the numbers below.

Taxi de la Vilaine (+33 (0) 299 346 142 | [email protected])

Taxi Chevillard (+33 (0) 660 672 335 | [email protected]).

Taxi de la Vilaine Guipry (+33 (0) 2 99 34 24 24)

 

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

Rennes Airport (RNS)65€

Nantes Airport (NTE)142€

Dinard Pleuruit Airport (DNR) 181€

Messac Train Station 7€

Redon Train Station 53€

Rennes Train Station 65€

Nantes Train Station 129€

By Road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe

Parking

Private parking is available for a fee

By air

Closest airport(s):

Rennes: 40 km (E3)

Nantes: 100 km (E3)

Dinard Pleurtuit: 115 km (N136)

By train

Closest train stations:

  • Messac: 2km
  • Redon: 30km 
  • Rennes: 40km 
  • Nantes: 85km 

Arrival at Messac

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info

Payment Means

Please note that your security deposit, engine hours deposit (see compulsory costs) & any extras added at the base and are required to be paid in local currency by card. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express. 

 

Hotels

De La Gare - Messac - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 27 79

La Gibeciere - Messac - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 06 14

Lecoq-Gadby - Rennes - Tel: +33 (0) 299 38 05 55

Anne de Bretagne - Rennes - Tel: +33 (0) 299 31 49 49

Novotel Alma - Rennes - Tel: +33 (0) 299 86 14 14

 

Restaurants

La Table de Marysam – Messac - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 61 30

Pizzeria Grill “L’ Escale - Messac - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 60 97

Les Templiers - Guipry - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 22 82

Crepería Du Port - Guipry - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 78 18

Shops

Supermarket

In Guipry: Monday - Saturday: 8.45 – 19.00 Sunday: 9:00 - 12:30

 

Local market

Thursday morning at Guipry

 

Fishing

Fishing licenses and fishing articles are available at: Les Templiers Snack Bar (Guipry Port) Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 22 82

 

Tourist Info

Square de la Liberte,

35480,

Messac Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 61 60

 

Doc/vet

Veterinary

Groupe vétérinaire du Sud Vilaine

Rue de la Crépinière

35480

GUIPRY

Tel: +33 (0) 299 346 339

Tel: +33 (0) 299 347 541